Geekbench: 2.8GHz 24" iMac: UPDATED with 4GB RAM data

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  1. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Geekbench score on a new 2.8GHz 24" iMac 1GB RAM. I have 4GB but have not installed it yet. Still impressive with the 2.8 Extreme

    Score 3683
    Integer 3356
    Floating Pt 5350
    Memory 2395
    Stream 1577

    SEE post 14 for 4GB results.
     
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    Seems if you add an extra gig you would get 108 on that result. So I guess with another 3 gb you would get 324 on top of the result you just got, not sure though. Plus did you do the 32 or 64-bit?!
     
  4. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'll have to rerun it later when I drop in the 2x2GB sticks.
     
  5. soosy macrumors regular

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    Nice to see what difference 2GB of Ram makes. Thanks for posting.
     
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    May I ask where you got those and for how much?

    Thanks
     
  7. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603

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    I ordered them from OWC, one of the two most recommended suppliers here at MR. I paid $234 shipped, but I heard prices may have gone up this week???? Supposedly they are charging $270 or so now, but I haven't checked to see.
     
  8. rainydays macrumors 6502a

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    That's about 12% better than the 2.4GHz

    I wish I had ordered that one
     
  9. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    $269 without shipping, but they do alot of free shipping (or so they have for me) I have noticed quite a few different items going up in price from OWC over the last few weeks.

    edit: but I found some of the same memory in single 2gb sticks for $112 a piece in a different part of OWC. IDK

    Another edit: If you click on the $112 stick in the results, it turns to $134. Come on OWC
     
  10. torrid30 macrumors member

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    They know the new iMacs came out. They know people will want their memory instead of the memory Apple offers. They boost prices up to meet demand. Supply and Demand..Supply and Demand.

    I, myself, will wait until prices go down and be content with my 1GB of Ram until so. Unless, of course, my old laptop RAM from Christmas time is compatible with my iMac. Then I'm flying with 2GB until I upgrade again.

    Torrid
     
  11. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I understand the supply and demand, but even their g4 upgrades and external drives enclosures have been going up. You wouldn't think the iMacs release would affect that.
     
  12. junky macrumors newbie

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    I think it is not so impressive here:mad:: http://www.barefeats.com/imacal.html

    Seems to be junk what they are delivering what comes to GPU. Funny and contradictionary that Steve himself is saying that Apple can not afford to deliver junk to it customers :(
     
  13. LouTreize macrumors regular

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    drivers

    drivers

    drivers

    drivers

    *im hoping*

    They're testing on a windows now. So keep your eyes open and hopefully we'll see some good news.

     
  14. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603

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    I rec'd my replacement today. same 2.8 24" 750GB HDD. I removed the 1GB stick and installed 2x2GB for 4GB total. I also ran the OS X installer again to remove the additional language support and additional language fonts as well as the print drivers and Office 2004 & iWork '08 trials. I did add the extra iDVD themes and extra Garageband instruments. My 750 has a capacity of 698.32. Prior to the install it had 687.82 available and 10.5 used. Even adding the iLife extras, after removing all the other stuff I now have 690.37 available and 7.95 used.

    My new Geekbench scores with 4GB RAM are - old in ():

    Score 3769 (3683)
    Integer 3373 (3356)
    Floating Pt 5356 (5350)
    Memory 2597 (2395)
    Stream 2000 (1577)
     
  15. l33r0y macrumors 6502

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    Could be interesting to know what the scores are if you remove one of the 2Gb sticks. Would the change be linear or exponential? Hmmmm :)
     
  16. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603

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    Interesting maybe. Just don't see myself wanting to stop using this long enough to unplug it and lay it face down so I can take out some RAM.
     
  17. l33r0y macrumors 6502

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    Go ooon... You're just as curious as me... ;)
     
  18. PieMac macrumors 6502a

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    Hate to show my ignorance but, what significance is the integer and floating point score in terms of computing performance? Say, would this be a factor in every application...and mostly significant to my needs, in running Aperture or Photoshop?
     
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    There is little difference between the scores, where you will notice the difference is when having large libraries / multiple pictures open at once. The more memory the better. If you will be running aperture in anything more than an basic level then go for the 4GB.
     
  20. A Pittarelli macrumors 6502

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    very few apps today use 3, less 4 gigs of ram, so im not too surprised, but cool anyway
     
  21. PieMac macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the fast reply...I'm trying to decide between the 2.8 or the 2.4 w/ 4 GB RAM. I have the 2.8 on order (won't be shipping probably for a week or so) but I can probably pick up a 2.4 24" from the closest Apple store (2.5 hours one way) today...the temptation of instant gratification-and it's always nice to save a little $ :)
     
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    I'd stay with the 2.8 GHz machine and later down the line when you can afford it and when you know for certain send the money on the extra ram. To see how well your ram is doing just look at page in vs page outs in activity monitor. If the ratio is quite high anything greater than 10:1, at a push if money is tight (5:1), then you will probably see a benefit of getting more ram.
     

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